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government and have very different views about what should be done. because of this, parses want to organize and coordinate but campaign finance laws but restraint of that. laws were designed during canada-centered elections and parties to an answer that much. we did it matter that much. we knew where the money was coming from. now we have super pacs and there is a severe mismatch between a high stakes system an old- fashioned laws that force money outside the regulated system and things will only get worse as every member of congress wants their own super pac and we're going to have an arms race. i don't see it becoming evidence that citizens united will have an impact on this. let me start with redistribution. total spending did not explode like many said. at least it doesn't seem that way from initial estimates. total spending was about the same or slightly less compared to 2008 based on estimates by the center for responsive politics. re close to the previous election and it includes all spending. same is true for congressional elections. total spending seems to have declined by 300 mill
on wall street all the way to a trial. >> ooh, this ought to be good. please proceed, government regulators. >> we've actually had a fairly -- a fair number of consent orders. we do not have to bring people to trial or -- >> well, i appreciate you say you don't have to bring them to trial. my question is when did you bring them to trial? >> we have not had to do it as a practical matter to achieve our supervisory goals. >> and senator warren wasn't done making her point. >> we look at the distinction between what we could get if we go the trial and what we could get if we don't. >> i appreciate that that's what everybody does. so the question i'm really asking is can you identify when you last took the wall street banks to trial? >> um, i will have to get back to you with the specific information. >> i think they all need water on that panel. what do you think? the government has acted cowardly when it comes to the big banks, no doubt about it. deals are cut and civil cases get settled out of court. the banks don't have to change any of their behavior. you and i get stuck, or cou
the government do because it is responsible when you have this kind of president? >> naftali details the challenges he faced. sunday night at 8 p.m. on c- span's "q&a." members of president obama's cabinet were before the senate committee today and outlining their sentiments of what would happen if the automatic spending cuts, the sequestration, went into effect on march one. they discussed homeland security housing, and education. this is three hours. >> that morning, everyone. it today we are convening the committee of the appropriations committee. it is the worst hearing in the 113th congress for the appropriations committee. the focus of today's hearing will be on the impact of the sequester and the critical national function that are important to the security, safety, and future of the american people. as i take this gavel, i'm mindful of the -- and acknowledge the previous leadership of the outstanding chair. it is a great honor for me to be part of this committee. we all carry a special place in our hearts today for senator don the whole ionay -- - senator. the senator of hawa
because the government itself is a consistent obstacle. the national federation of independent businesses recently released figures from december indicating the mood of businesses is at a recession level. 70% of business owners that were surveyed identified the current environment as a bad time to expand and political uncertainty topped the list for the reasons not to attempt economic growth. lee, a resident of muskogee, oklahoma, and president of acme corporation, said a lot of small businesses had to go in debt to stay afloat. he said now they can't make the money they need to to pay down debts due in large part the environment the government has created. i joined a small group of members in congress. i have faced unprecedented difficulties ensuring my business succeeded. i step on the floor of the united states house of representatives with a firsthand understanding how high the hurdles are for a business to succeed and just simply jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the
the eye. just out of sight is the reality of how we are governed. the house of representatives, where congress gathers to hear the president, used to be known as "the people's house." but money power owns the lease now and runs the joint from hidden back rooms. you're looking at the most expensive congress money can buy. the house races last fall cost over $1 billion. it took more than $700 million to elect just a third of the senate. the two presidential candidates raised more than a billion a piece. the website politico added it all up to find that the total number of dollars spent on the 2012 election exceeded the number of people on this planet -- some seven billion. most of it didn't come from the average joe and jane. 60% of all super pac donations came from just 159 people. and the top 32 super pac donors gave an average of $9.9 million dollars. think how many teachers that much money could hire. we'll never actually know where all of the money comes from. one-third of the billion dollars from outside groups was "dark money," secret funds anonymously funneled through fictional
. the first-ever visit rebels -- resolution condemning the government of north korea for violations of the u.n. security council resolutions. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., february 15, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable jeff fortenberry to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer today will be offered our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. god of the universe, thank you for giving us another day. quicken our spirits so that we will know the blessings of living together in unity and peace. we have our personal aspirations and ideas of what is best. grant that we might know the satisfaction of sharing our common concerns and experiencing the joy of mutual accomplishment. bless the members of the people's house with success in bringing fruition to all efforts, to work toward common solutions to the issues facing our nation, solutions whic
number of people out there are circling the wagons. they see the government coming to collect their guns, and they're preparing for fight. the only thingy figure is that movement, crude as it may be to throw these two issues together toward personal freedom, toward individual autonomy is growing, profoundly on the right as well as the left. people want to make their own decisions. they do. and it may be dangerous for society as a whole to allow this when it comes to gun buying, but there row visit. one bet you can make on america we are still a cowboy country. we like to get around in our own cars, live in our separate houses, read whatever, see whatever, pretty much do whatever. and the difference here is doing harm to others. two people getting married doesn't hurt someone else's marriage, nor does it reduce its reverence or love. having a gun in the wrong hands, freedom for that person can mean death for lots of others. and that is where the desire for freedom jumps the tracks. that's where our cowboy urge need wyatt earp to come in and clean up dodge city. and that's "hardball" for n
that he improperly intervened with government agencies on behalf of a big donor. and there's fred upton, or republican from michigan, chairman of the house energy and commerce committee. what a coincidence. the oil and gas industry is one of his top donors, helping him raise the $4 million dollars he spent last year to win relect-eo re-election. senator kirsten gillibrand and senator chuck schumer, democrats of new york, have wall street as a constituent and patron. her biggest contributors include jpmorgan chase, morgan stanley, goldman sachs, and law firms that have advised them. his top donors include securities and investment firms, lawyers and legal firms, and lobbyists. and there are fleeting glances of some familiar faces here tonight seen recently on our broadcast. senator mitch mcconnell of kentucky, the republican leader in the senate, republican orrin hatch of utah, and democratic senator max baucus of montana. all cited by "the new york times" as suspects in that mysterious migration of half a li ilbon foliltalarsm roxperm s over to the bottom line of drug companies, especia
info about the benghazi situation even though hagel wasn't even in the government when benghazi happened. sick stuff. and it seems to be growing in inverse proportion to obama's popularity. the better he looks, the worse these characters, inhofe, cruz, mccain, and lindsey graham, are determined to look. did you notice the smile on john boehner's face sitting up there behind the president during the state of the union? if you did, you're imagining things. so afraid of the hard hating right of republicans these days of every stripe, even boehner's scared to death of looking like he might like something barack obama had to say. to do that is to risk political death in these days. let's go at it. our guests are joy reid of the grio and michael steele, former chairman of the republican national committee. both are msnbc analysts and good ones. let's take a look at this. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time hoping new information comes out about them? "the new york times" reports today that anti-hagel groups are right now hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of th
or who you love. it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many. and not just the few. and it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiatives and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. [ applause ] they do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. for they know that an american moves forward only when we do so together. and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all. now, our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget. decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion. mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1% of americans. as a result, we are more than halfway towards the
. our border is not secure. the ability of our government to enforce the law is -- has its share of problems as well. there are a number of issues that have to be resolved here. and so let's not get too far down the road. i want my colleagues to continue to work together to see if they can't come to a solution that's acceptable here in the house. >> mr. speaker, you mentioned jobs. what did you think of the president's proposal to fix it now, put people back to work repairing the nation's infrastructure? >> as you are all well aware i have worked very diligently over the last couple years to try to grapple with our infrastructure problems here in america. the problems we have are chiefly one of resources. and still trying to find a funding source to repair the nation's infrastructure is still a big goal of mine. the president talked about infrastructure, he hasn't talked about how to pay for it. it's easy to go out there and be santa claus and talk about the things you want to give away, but at some point somebody has to pay the bill. i pushed mr. shuster, the new chairman of our
on thursday. with so much time off, government watchdogs say that the government is not getting the job done. there is a new proposal for a new deal, no break campaign. >> it is time to focus full-time on trying to diffuse the ticking time bomb. >> the people in constituencies, what they should do when they see a member of congress is to say to that person that they should be in washington, doing the people's work. >> 15 people have officially submitted their names in anne arundel county to become the next county executive. a judge found the previous executive guilty of misconduct. john hammond is one of the 15 candidates seeking to fill the vacancy after initially saying no to the job. >> it was a difficult decision in many ways, but i came to the conclusion that i could bring the leadership to the county that it deserves and it is time to move the county forward. >> the 16 applicants also include john kerry and wendell erlich. each candidate will be interviewed this thursday and selected on that day. democrats are moving one step closer to filling the seat of the late pat harrison. they no
outside of washington that benefits from government spending. >> clayton: there you go. >> tucker: as the percentage of our economy is taken up by government spending rises the suburbs around d.c. get richer. >> and the employees on average about what, 15 to 20% more than their civilian counterparts. so they're making more salary than the folks who benefit. >> tucker: they can never be fired. >> anna: and the salaries of these people is only part of the story. i mean, a lot of middle class are dealing with different struggles, whether they can't find work or they have a job and aren't making enough money so they're trying to piece multiple part-time jobs together in some distances. let's look at our home state. >> pennsylvania, for example, my home state. middle class income where you would need to be $50,000 to be considered middle class in pennsylvania and even that seems like a blanket statement, right? when you've got cities like philadelphia. obviously, costs more to live there and pittsburgh more than to live in harrisburg or gettysburg, the blanket statements are interestin
to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. i want them to have the rewards of their own industry. this is the chief meaning of freedom. until we can re-establish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty. >> again, forget the principles that he had, but no tell prompter, reading off of a piece of paper, somewhat halting high voice. do you think he could make it in the television age? >> i do. they wondered that about him then. of course the new technology then was roofment and it turned out radio was a blessing for him because he had a little bit of wire in his voice and it cut through apparently a very good radio voice. he thought he was on radio there and he read as though on the roofment his personality comes through. >> the chapter they thought was most i lum nating about him as a person and i'm not sure you pronounce it this way, the ode den, what is that chapt ter >> this is when you get to college, the outsider that's greek. he happened to
has me every time he uses the hard and necessary work of self government. that line just plays me. i was very taken by the refrain of essentially telling congress to do its job look, vote on this stuff. i that the to was very compelling. i thought it was a message that was aimed less at the congress than the people out there pointing out saying hey you guys out there may not agree with me, but let's debate, let's vote on these things. >> did you sense this was a different president obama than we would have seen in say his third state of the union? i'm just picking one of his four out of the hat. do you find it a little different than the president we've seen before congress? >> yeah, i think that the campaign was a real revelation to him as to the complete lack of commitment by the republican party to any concept of a safety net at all, and more to the point a complete add vocation of the republican party to be a responsible opposition party. i honestly think before the presidential campaign, he still had in the back of his mind that he was going to be able to find enough reasonable
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it was so sue french firm comigel. on saturday, both the uk and french governments vowed to punish those responsible. stephane is in paris following the story for us. stephane, at fist it seemed to be a story about britain and maybe some snickering across the atlantic or outside of the country. but now it's come home to roost. >> absolutely there are more than one country involved. six french retailers have decided to suspend the selling of frozen meat, frozen food containing potentially horse meat instead of beef. several products have been pulled on the concern that they were mislabeled. the french minister spoke about the large frozen foods market. this might have started last year and generated profits of only 00,000 euros. this is raising not only a problem about horse meat because in france there is no taboo about horse meat, it's not fashionable any more to eat horse meat in the country, but it is raising concerns about the traceability and about the food in france. there is a significant -- immigration within the country. and with the concerns about the efficiency of the control,
would be used to get the spending under control and the government under control. that is one of the reasons i think the republicans are so loath to raise taxes. the fiscal calamity is primarily driven by the exponential growth of entitlement spending. we know that is a problem. you know it is a problem. second, there are economic costs to the tax increases. tax something, labour capital, entrepreneur should come and you are going to get less of it. they are impractical what mr. the design a tax increases on whatever the unpopular group is that's targeted if so like i say these are problems we as republicans have and their legitimate concerns and i'm sure you have legitimate concerns about these things as well as we do frankly you've done very well today and i have a great deal of respect for you. it's not easy to get a lot of times and service as a stafford and then a director of omb and top staff and the white house. people like you that give yourself to the government and i have great respect for your wife and your daughter and your family, too. it's tough. >> i think we do
in 2011. republicans were ready to shut down the government over spending cut demands. and the white house, what we now see there is a report out that jack liu found ways to make phantom cuts, to protect the poor, and republicans didn't really look into it and accepted it. and said now we got our spending cuts. you're saying now, the debt ceiling showdown, you had a lot of republicans, leadership particularly who walked into this mess where they actually had their rank and file to do a debt default. they needed some way, any way out of it. so what the white house, the democrats put in front of them was the committee, the sequester, they were so happy to have any kind of lifeline, and john boehner comes out, pretends it is a victory, 98%, keeping the members in line. now here it is, a ticking time bomb for republicans, a year, year and a half, they're realizing, wait a minute, we don't have much leverage with the sequester after all. >> but the thing is, boehner did get 98% of what he wanted if you believe that he really wants spending cuts. >> right, exactly, but he doesn't want any spendi
that has not been announced yet. >>> a hearing to determine whether the government has been listening in on conversations between prisoners charged in the 9/11 attacks and their attorneys. the questions first arose after a hearing last month in guantanamo bay. the sound system in the courtroom cut out. turns out a government agent listening in from outside the courtroom cut the sound to prevent the potential release of classified information. now the lawyers want to know if the government has been listening in on other conversations that could o violate the attorney-client privilege. >>> friend and family will pay tribute to -- thousands expected to attend a memorial service at cowboys stadium in dallas for chris kyle. kyle, who also wrote the best selling book "american sniper" was killed at a texas gun range last weekend. he was 38 years old. >>> parents in a san diego suburb from on edge after students sent a threatening e-mail to administrators. a seventh grader wrote a letter threatening to shoot and kill a twin peaks middle school teacher and 23 other students. after identifying
on the middle class, cuts to head start, research and thousands of government jobs. >> his emphasis on the need to continue to create jobs or to continue to have our manufacturing sector expand, that work isn't done. >> reporter: in the audience tonight, the parents of a slain chicago teenager who just marched in the inaugural parade. >> i'm happy that murder of hadiya will get guns off the street. >> reporter: the president is expected to address immigration reform, a move that may have more impact outside washington. >> the goal is to move public opinion because that's what moves congress. >> reporter: lawmakers and former lawmakers on both sides say his clear focus must be the budget. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon and have congress and the president lead us in this area, then we will end up with a nation which is insolvent. >> reporter: republicans are criticizing what happens after tonight's speech. president obama hits the road three cities in three days to push his agenda. >> mr. president, if you're truly worried about this issue, why aren't you working with congress th
defending afghan people and enabling the government of this country to serve its citizens. this is victory, this is what winning looks like. and we should not shrink from using these words. >> reporter: but he himself has admitted he's had a tough 19 months and had to handle a series of disasters he calls meteor strikes. the images that surfaced showing marines urinating on the corps of taliban fighters. the accidental burning of the koran that started a wave of violence that included the killing of u.s. troops. and the massacre of 16 civilians in a shooting rampage allegedly at the hands of an american soldier. >> we have a casualty. >> reporter: general allen fought back tears when he said more than 560 coalition forces were killed on his watch, the vast majority american. >> we acknowledge that there is a chair at a table at home, a chair that is empty and will always be. and we can never forget them. and they are in our prayers always. >> reporter: as general allen says his final good-byes here in afghanistan, what no one knows is whether general dunford will one day be holding his own
of the things that we were told were true were true. the government perpetrated a massive deception campaign on us. but as long as those who were wrong about the iraq war, as long as those who did it can count on us not being blunt about that, as long as we as a country avoid coming to terms with what happened then, not only do you mr. it was the right decision get to run for president, but you get to pick this guy to be your top foreign policy aide while you're rung. his top foreign policy aide was dan seymour. how do you fail up into that job? not only do you get to make that guy your national security expert, but the two foreign policy speeches at the republican national convention in 2012 get delivered by senator "we will be greeted at liberators" and by secretary of "the smoking gun might come in the mushroom cloud." those are your two foreign policy experts? those are your two foreign policy speeches? ten years out there was a major effort under way right now to make the war in iraq seem like it was a reasonable idea at the time. to make it seem like we were all in it together in makin
from the pentagon in particular, the one part of the government that has been working and effective and should be saluted. >> i agree with you. this is why i'm getting upset, cutting a battle group going, threatening to cut pay. the bottom line is the pentagon has the money. these funds are operational funds. they can do it. what they're trying to do is not do what is necessary to make the defense stronger. they want to perpetuate this continuation of what they've always done. i dispute what the chairman and joint chiefs said and despite what secretary panetta said, we can do better. we must do better because we are not effectively spending the money. something called the joint i.e.d. defeat organization, the only thing they defeated over the past eight years it existed is cutting their budget. they are not actually putting things out there which actually help our troops. that's the problem with the way we're doing business now. >>brian: you say we've got to assess the threats. these cyber attacks on us are evidence of that. we see them building up their navy, not to get on japan to
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aig was dumbly thinking of suing the government, she came out and blasted them and got a lot of attention for it. but that's another reason this is smart. when she does say something, it sets off an earthquake. >> mike, this is a smart approach, isn't it? >> absolutely. plus, she's also very quickly the senior senator from massachusetts. >> right. >> because there was an open seat. there's a young lawyer, mo collin, filling that seat. warren and her staff are representing a bulk of the state constituency request at this point. >> we have not heard the last of elizabeth warren. >> says her biggest supporter. >> we have not heard the last. as you said in the aig thing, issues she cares so passionately about, she will be out there, and we'll see what happens. >> and how does that make you feel, steve? why don't you share with the group? >> i will tell you that it makes every banker on wall street quake in their boots. >> makes them nervous. hey, jane, it is important for new members, especially new members that come in with a high profile, to keep their head down on the hill, ri
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